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Drug Development in Academia

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This program is supported by the research grant of " Study research for the construction of ecosystems concerning practical applications of drug discovery technology seeds” from the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development.


“Translating discoveries from bench to bedside is a challenging, but incredibly rewarding process…”
Mochly-Rosen/Grimes, p1., Chapter 1 of “A Practical Guide to Drug Development in Academia—The SPARK Approach”, Springer Briefs in Pharmaceutical Science & Drug Development

Program Overview

  1. 1. Consultation for KYOTO-SPARK2017 members

    One-on-one Routine meeting with KYOTO-SPARK staffs for monitoring progress and preparation for the Focus Group meetings.

    Focus Group Group meeting with professionals for hands on advice for the development.

  2. 2. Open Lecture for scientists

    Providing knowledges from our specialists in a series of drug development steps.


We support your project to the next stage through...
・obtaining industry-academia research funding
・starting collaboration with industry partners

and translate scientific findings into...
・A start up company
・Licensing to a biopharmaceutical company